Administrative Appeals Tribunal ADR Specialists



  • Early Case Assessment & Resolution Panel Positions
  • Conferences, Conciliations and Mediations in all jurisdictions
  • ACT & SA Locations

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) provides independent review of a wide range of administrative decisions made by the Australian Government – and some non-government organisations.

Like other tribunals and courts, the AAT recognises that Alternative Dispute Resolution has a valuable role to play. Conferences, conciliation and mediation are valuable tools and in some instances may be preferable to a formal hearing, in that they offer the opportunity for creative solutions and can improve access to justice, particularly for unrepresented applicants. They can also be a faster, more cost-effective solution.

The AAT engages Alternative Dispute Resolution Practitioners as contractors on their Early Case Assessment & Resolution Panel (ECAR). These panel members provide coverage for conference registrars during workload peaks and periods of leave.

The jurisdiction of the AAT is very broad. However, an increasing amount of decisions under the NDIS are being reviewed by the AAT. For this reason, the AAT particularly seeks to appoint ADR practitioners with lived experience of disability.

The AAT has registries across Australia, but at this time seeks to appoint panellists for ACT and South Australia.

If you are an NMAS accredited mediator, with a tertiary qualification in Law and would like more information on the ECAR Panel positions please contact the consultant assisting the AAT, Trish Mullen of Slade Group. Phone or SMS 0430 438 080 or email